William James Cumberpatch

Private 424359 5th Battalion London Regiment


William James Cumberbatch was born in Bethnal Green, London, England on 11 February 1898. He was the eldest son of William Brown Cumberpatch and his wife Annie Florence nee Salmon. He was baptised at St John's Church, Bethnal Green, London, England on 13 March 1898.

William James, a tobacconist's assistant for Mr J Ferrand of 258 Green Street, Forest Gate, London, England, enlisted in the army becoming Private 424359 in the 10th London Regiment on 7 June 1916. Between 23 August 1917 and 28 August 1918 he served in France. He was suffered a bullet wound to his right shoulder on 27 August 1918 and he received treatment at Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone; VAD Hospital Burnham on Crouch. He was left with a scar about 2” long at the base of neck above his right scapular and he was not able to wear equipment on account of the scar. His hand was weak.

William James Cumberpatch married Agnes Rosina Allen Q2 1929 in West Ham. They had:

  • Eric F W Cumberpatch born Q4 1930

William died Feb 1984 in Ipswich and his wife Agnes Rosina Cumberpatch died March 1988 in West Ham.

WW1 Pension Record

WILLIAM JAMES CUMBERPATCH

4 Mar 1919

Name: Cumberpatch William James

Regtl. No.: 424359

Rank: Private

10 Marlborough Road, Forest Gate

MEDICAL HISTORY of William James Cumberpatch

Class A General Service Tribunal exam

Birthplace: Victoria Road, Middlesex

Examined: 19 March 1917 at Stratford, London

Age: 19

Trade: Tobacconists Assistant

Height: 5 feet 2 inches

Weight: 123 lbs

Chest: 35½ inches expanded with 4 inches of expansion

Physical development: good

Vision: Right eye: 6/9 Left eye: 6/9

Enlisted at East Ham 7th June 1916

Joined on enlistment: 10th London Regiment Regimental No.: 424359

Placed in Category B1

Became non-effective by Transferred to Class “Z” Army Reserve on Demobilisation Date: 9 Feb 1919 at London

STATEMENT AS TO DISABILITY

Regiment: 10th London Regiment

Regimental No.: 424359

Rank: Private

Surname: Cumberpatch

Christian Names: William James

Address: 10 Marlborough Road, Forest gate, E7

Age last birthday: 20

First joined for duty 5 May 1917 at Mare St Hackney

Medical Category or Grade in which joined: A1

London 10 Jan 1919

In what countries have you served during this war and for what periods? France 23 Aug 1917 to 29 Aug 1918. In what capacity? Private

Wound and when it started: Bullet Wound Right Shoulder 27 Aug 1918

Hospitals in which treated: Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone; VAD Hospital Burnham on Crouch

Name of National Health Approved Society: National Deposit Friendly Society

Employer before army: Mr J Ferrand 258 Green Street Forest Gate E7

Industry: Shop Assistant

Place of examination Shoreham

Disability claimed: Gun Shot Wound Back

Present condition: There is a scar about 2” long at the base of neck above right scapular now no disability except he cannot wear equipment on account of scar. States that his hand is weak.

Sun Shot Wound in active [service]

Is disability in final stationary condition? Yes

Degree of disablement: Nil

Examined: RAMC Shoreham by Sea 10 Jan 1919

Casualty Form – Active Service

Regimental No.: 424359

Regiment: 10th Battalion London Regiment

Rank: Private

Surname: Cumberpatch

Christian Names: William James

Religion: C of E

Age on Enlistment: 18 years – months

Enlisted: 7 Jun 1916

Term of Service: Duration of War

Colour Service reckons from 4 May 1917

Qualification: Musketry – 1st Class

Occupation: Tobacconists Assistant

General Service attested Private 7 Jun 1916

General Service To Army Reserve 8 Jun 1916

Mobilised & Posted Private 5 May 1917

London Regiment 10th Reserve Posted 6 May 1917

Embarked Soton [Southampton] 22 Aug 1917

Disembarked Havre 23 Aug 1917

Posted to 115th Battalion London Regiment Havre 30 Aug 1917 1 A.O. 204 of 1916

Joined 1/5 London 9 Sep 1917

29 Jun 1918 from I/R LFA Admitted Bronchial Pneumonia Date of Casualty: 29 Jun 1918

13 Jul 1918 from OC Unit: Rejoined Unit in the Field

2 Sep 1918 from OC Unit: Wounded in Action in the Field 27 Aug 1918

30 Aug 1918 2/2 LFA Admitted Shot Wound Shoulder 27 Aug 1918

28 Aug 1918 9 Can CCT 3 Aust General Hospital Admitted Shot Wound Shoulder 27 Aug 1918

28 Aug 1918 9 Can CCT 3 Aust General Hospital Admitted Shot Wound Shoulder 28 Aug 1918

28 Aug 1918 9 Can CCT 3 Aust General Hospital Transferred to England sev lPs Newhaven 28 Aug 1918

LF Depot – Attached –supny Private 29 Aug 1918

London Command Depot – Attached 24 Nov 1918

12 Jan 1919 Transferred to Dispersal Centre 12 Jan 1919

Transferred to Class “Z” Army Reserve on Demobilisation Date: 9 Feb 1919 at London

Next of Kin: Father: 10 Marlboro’ Rd, East Ham.

REGIMENTAL CONDUCT SHEET

10th London Regiment

Regimental No.: 424359 Cumberpatch W J

Certified that this soldier has not incurred any Regimental entry during his service.

Medal Roll

10th LONDON REGIMENT

“B” Roll Sheet 208

ROLL of INDIVIDUALS entitled to the Victory Medal and British War Medal under Army Orders 301 and 266 of 1919.

Regimental No.

Rank

Name

Unit (in order)

Theatres of war in which served

424359

Private

Cumberpatch, William James

5/London Regiment Private 424359

1(a) 23 Aug 1917 to 28 Aug 1918

11 Sep 1920

Medal Index Card

Name.

Corps.

Rank.

Regtl No.

CUMBERPATCH

5 London Regiment

Private

424359

 

 

 

 

 

 

William James

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal.

Roll.

Page.

Remarks.

VICTORY

TP10/101B3

208

 

BRITISH

Ditto

Ditto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theatre of War first served in

 

 

Date of entry therein

 

 

 

 

 

K1380

 

 

Correspondence

Address